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Cuban President Pays Tribute to Malcolm X

  • Cuban President pays tribute to Malcolm X, the African-American religious leader and activist assassinated in 1965. Sep. 18, 2023.

    Cuban President pays tribute to Malcolm X, the African-American religious leader and activist assassinated in 1965. Sep. 18, 2023. | Photo: Twitter/@Enoelvis4

Published 18 September 2023 (15 hours 37 minutes ago)
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The Cuban President is in New York this week to attend the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly. 

In an emotional ceremony, Cuban President Miguel Diáz-Canel paid tribute on Monday to Malcolm X, a prominent civil rights and human rights activist in the United States. 

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The ceremony took place at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Momorial and Educational Center in New York City.

President Díaz-Canel highlighted Malcolm X's intense activity as a fighter for social justice and the rights of African-Americans, as well as his strong commitment and solidarity with the liberation movements of the African continent.

The President also referred to Malcolm's mention of the Cuban Revolution in several of his speeches.  He considered it an epic and true reference in the struggle of the peoples for freedom and independence.

The ceremony became an act of solidarity, which brought together neighbors from the area and from Harlem, a community with which Cuba has long-lasting sentimental ties.

The twet reads, "A commemorative plaque with the faces of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X was unveiled this afternoon during President Miguel Díaz-Canel's visit to the Harlem neighborhood."

The Cuban President is in New York this week to attend the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly, where he will also represent the Group of 77.

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